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Wife's ex-husband accused of shooting her current spouse

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Posted at 11:48 AM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 15:15:39-05

A man is in critical condition after being shot in the face while sitting next to his wife on their front porch, according to the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting happened around 7:45 p.m. Monday in the 1000 block of West Joy Lane.

Witnesses told deputies that 32-year-old James Blackburn and his wife were sitting on the porch when her ex-husband Eric Gagnon, 35, arrived.

The sheriff’s office says witnesses told them Gagnon shot Blackburn and then got into his vehicle and left.

Hours later deputies learned that Gagnon had called Osceola County’s 911 Center and had turned himself in.

They say a 9mm handgun was found inside his vehicle.

Gagnon is charged with attempted first degree murder with a firearm and is currently being held without bond in the Osceola County Jail.

He will eventually be transported back to the St. Lucie County Jail and could face additional charges.